Coloured bedroom feature wall

How to Choose a Feature Wall Colour for Your Bedroom

When it comes to decorating your room, nothing quite says style and sophistication like a standout feature bedroom wall. Whether you’re looking to add a splash of colour, create some eye catching texture, or simply breathe life into your room, a feature wall can instantly transform your living space; making it one of our go to interior design tricks.

However, when it comes to selecting a colour for your bedroom feature wall, things can get a little tricky to say the least. Not only do you have to pick a colour that you like and are drawn to, but you also have to ensure that it compliments the current style and furnishings of your room. To help you navigate the complexities and struggles of feature wall designing, we’ve put our heads together to accumulate some of our top tips and tricks that will help ensure you get the bedroom feature wall of your dreams.


1. Select a standout wall

A feature wall is so called because it is meant to pop and grab the attention of the eye. That’s why it’s first important to choose a wall in your bedroom that is going to best compliment a dash of colour. Try to avoid walls with windows and doors as these can detract from the aesthetic of the bedroom feature wall. Instead opt for a central wall, or one that is accentuated by a home feature such as a fireplace. This will give you the most visually captivating base to work with.


2. Assess your current bedroom design

Whilst painting a bedroom feature wall, it’s important to ensure that the colouring goes with, and enhances the current style of the room. Make sure that you get a good feel of your room’s layout and work out exactly what colouring will suit your current design. If you have a darker coloured room, a lighter shaded feature wall is likely to work best, whilst a lighter bedroom may need a darker and brighter colour to help create dramatic contrast.


3. Use your existing furnishings for colour inspiration

If you’re struggling to decide on the colour palette for your bedroom feature wall, try using the room furnishings as a source of inspiration. Whether it’s the colour of your pillows, your rug, or even your bedside lamp, soak up every shade and colour of your room as a means to inspire your style.


4. Experiment with tester paints

If you’re struggling to decide between two colours, or are unsure about a certain shade, don’t be afraid to experiment with some tester paint pots. By painting small sections of the bedroom feature wall, you will soon be able to get a feel for the colour and how it goes with the rest of the room, allowing you to make an informed final decision.


5. Decide on wall detailing

If you’re looking to add some intrigue to your bedroom feature wall, it may well be worth using some stencils or detailed wallpaper to really create some visual depth. Use Blu-Tack to attach a strip of wallpaper to the feature wall and take a step back to review how a ‘busier’ look would suit your room. If you are happy that it compliments your design and furnishings, have a look at experimenting with stencils, wall art, marbling and wallpaper to completely personalise your bedroom.

If you’re looking to decorate your bedroom, why not reach out to one of our friendly team members today and we’ll work with you to make your interior design dreams a reality.